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  1. Wicked The Musical

    Monday, June 28, 2010

    About the Show:
    One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two unlikely friends end up as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for the most spellbinding new musical in years.

    My Thoughts:
    If you follow this blog with any regularity then you will know that I have spent the past two weeks absolutely ecstatic to finally be seeing this award winning musical. I had very high hopes and expectations and Wicked meet each and every single one.

    The musical is based on the Gregory Maguire book Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Like the book, the musical takes us behind the curtain to show us a side of Oz that Dorothy never saw. Wicked takes this politically turbulent Oz and creates a show with moments of wonderful humour and amazing drama.

    The sets and costumes were all fantastic. While it is not specifically explained, people familiar with the book will realise that the great dragon over seeing the stage and the clogs and clockworks worked in to the sets imply that the story may be being told by the Clock of the Time Dragon which, in the book, was a travelling show that acted out prophetic scenes with its tik-tok puppets.

    The song-writing, choreography, and singing were superb. My favourite musical acts had to be Dancing Through Life and Defying Gravity (and I bought a Defying Gravity t-shirt to show it). Including intermission, the show ran for about three hours and kept audiences riveted the entire time.

    Sydney's Capitol Theatre was an excellent venue. My friends and I were all the way up on the far left of N row but we still had an excellent, clear view. I had also seen The Lion King there in the past and am very happy with the venue to see future shows there.

    This exhilarating and vibrant musical is a must-see for Broadway lovers everywhere. I would gladly go see it again.

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  2. 1 comments:

    1. vvb32 reads said...

      me too. i'd see this again. songs were just right. i must admit that i loved this more than the book ;-D

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